Feb 16, 2013 11:00am PST
and president obama. meanwhile, in other political headlines, jesse jackson jr. has been charged with misusing campaign funds. federal prosecutors filed the indictment against jackson friday. practices cuters say jackson diverted about $750,000 in campaign funds for personal use, including a $43,000 gold plated rolex watch and more than $22,000 in michael jackson memorabilia. >>> "the washington post" is reporting that fbi agents had been looking into allegations that new jersey democrat senator bob menendez patronized prostitutes while in the dominican republic. "the post" cites sources familiar with the investigation says new evidence has been found to support the claims so far. >>> and president obama in his weekly address today told the american public that cuts in federal programs will hurt the middle class. >> i disagree with republicans who think we should do that by making even bigger cuts to things like education and job training, or medicare, and social security benefits. that would force our senior citizens and working families to bear the burden of deficit reduction while the wealt
Feb 15, 2013 2:00pm PST
for politics. place for politics. >>> well, this is a sad story. we learned today jesse jackson, jr. is being charged with conspiring to spend campaign funds on personal expenses. jackson allegedly conspired to spend $750,000 in campaign funds. sources tell politico those expenses are said to include a $43,000 rolex, home renovations and fur coats among other things. jackson issued a statement this afternoon saying he fully accepts responsibility for his mistakes. politico says prosecutors will recommend a prison sentence of between 46 and 57 months and he had a career ready to go. jackson's wife also pled guilty to one count of tax fraud. i guess this is all a plea bargain. we'll be right back. [ fishing rod casting line, marching band playing ] i guess this is all a plea whe? campbell's healthy request soup lets you hear it... in your heart. [ basketball bouncing ] heart healthy. great taste. mmm... [ male announcer ] sounds good. it's amazing what soup can do. >>> we saw with his nomination something truly extraordinary which is the government of iran formally and publicly praising the nom
Feb 20, 2013 10:00am PST
for us. more for you. >>> in other headlines today, former congressman jesse jackson jr. and his wife are both in court today to finalize their guilty pleas for federal charges in connection with more than $750,000 in campaign funds spent on luxury items. jackson's wife is expected to appear alongside him in the next hour. sentencing for the former congressman is now expected next month. >>> the post office is going fashion forward. this is hard to believe. in their quest to inch closer to profitability for the agency, langishing in the red, they've signed a deal with a cleveland-based apparel company to launch a new line of all-weather wear next year. i checked this out. i thought maybe it was a joke from the onion, but it's real. they are going to try to expand the line and market it in the future. >>> joining me now is colin goddard, a survivor of the virginia tech shooting, and assistant director of federal legislation for the brady campaign to prevent gun violence. colin, good to see you again. tell me where we are now in these weeks since newtown, weeks and months since newtown.
Feb 4, 2013 10:00am PST
leaders, including the reverend jesse jackson are calling on the president to come back to his own hometown. chicago. and address the growing gun violence gripping that city. trace gallagher has that part of our story. is he live in los angeles. hey, trace. >> and shannon if you look at the numbers in chicago you can see why the red alert is flashing in that city. look at this. last year there were 506 murders in the city of chicago. that's a 16% increase, a significant increase. take a rook just this year 42 homicides already on the exact same pace as last year. there have been seven murders in chicago in just the past five days. the mayor there rahm immanuel is now flooding the streets with police, taking cops who normally do administrative work and putting them in patrol cars. now, what really brought this to a head is the murder last week of 15-year-old pendleton, an honors student. she performed at events surrounding the inauguration. gunned down in a park near her school. police believe it was a case of mistaken identity. the reverend jesse jackson led a march this weekend to
Feb 16, 2013 9:00am PST
former illinois congressman jesse jackson, jr., for allegedly misusing hundreds of thousands in campaign funds for personal expenses. jackson is said to be accepting a plea deal. his wife, sandy, faces one count of tax fraud herself. >>> in today's "office politics," my conversation with bestselling author jonathan alter. the chicago native shares his memories of being a kid in the bleacher seats at cubs games. but first, i asked him about the president's first-term accomplishments and if he's lived up to the promise. >> he has lived up to a much bigger part of the promise than people recognize. he failed to move to some kind of transformational politics where we all looked beyond red and blue. that was never really that realistic. so anybody who thought that that was the essence of the promise was disappointed. but if you looked to the particulars of what he said in the campaign of 2008 that he would get done and what he's accomplished, his batting average is extraordinarily high. and i don't think that people quite recognize that. they focus on where he failed, didn't close guantanamo,
Feb 19, 2013 3:00am PST
, marketer, media mogul and the most person he brought was phil jackson, not a superstar player and enshrined jackson as the great -- although he had great results in chicago it exalted him as a select coach in a way they had not been before. >> you can see in pictures, hollywood celebrity, how big an influence dr. buss had. he died at the age of 80. in college hoops, berkeley, california. head coach mike montgomery will not be suspended from the pac-12 for shoving his own player during the game. he won't face suspension for shoving allen crab in the press. after initially down playing the incident, he apologized yesterday saying he made a mistake, trying to fire up his star player. crab had to be restrained after being shoved. he said they had no hard feelings and he scored 24 point in this game to help cal to a victory. opening day, nearly a month away. angels josh hamilton is settling in with his new team and quakely blew off the fans of his old one. he signed a 25 million dollars deal in the off-season and said yesterday the fans in the dallas-fort worth area, quote, there are true baseba
Feb 17, 2013 12:00pm PST
under way in chicago right now for the seat formerly held by jesse jackson. one of the candidates running for that seat dropped out of the race after new york city mayor michael bloomberg got involved in the campaign. bloomberg's pac got another money behind another candidate robbie kelly. hutchinson had support from the nra. how significant, is it, do you think for the mayor of new york city to get involved in a race in chicago, illinois? what does that tell us? >> it's extraordinarily significant but i have to say it's about time. if you've got millions of dollars flowing through washington and municipalities throughout the country from the nra, the pro-gun control hobby has been hobbled a number of years. great advocacy organizations but the dollars just don't match up, so it's a good thing, i think, to point out record of some of these candidates in this case. the difficulty here is, you know, this race is so crowded, so crowded. that david halverson who has a 100% rating by this nra, she could run away with this race because there are too many candidates in this race. >> you'
Feb 1, 2013 3:00am PST
's are the hardest. or the os are the hardest. >> that's fascinating. i sat down with hugh jackson a while back and i asked him 'cause he goes from australian to american all the time. what is the secret sentence that they uses to jump from accent to accent. it's mind blowing. check this out. >> stole it from johnny depp. i heard him do an interview that he has a sentence he will say that contains every vowel or con son ant change. silly little thing. >> i gave the movie a 3 1/2 out of 5. check it out. if you're a teen-ager, i think it's really for that audience. >> steve: lightning round. two more movies. tell us how you grade them. >> "bull to the head," new movie with stallone. this is a film that i feel like does a great job with the action, but look at the title. the title does not help hollywood and movie violence. it's gotten more and more over the past couple decades. look back at the original rambo in the '80s. one death in that movie. then fast forward to 2008 rambo, 236 deaths in that film. i give this movie a 2 1/2 out of 5. it's a good action movie, has a good audience, but worth the re